The Stream Team: A sneak peek at Defiance 2050’s closed beta

Whether or not you were a fan of Defiance, you might be interested in seeing what Defiance 2050 is about. Massively OP’s MJ gets to sneak into the closed beta and take a peek around at this new reboot. How will she like it? Tune in at 3:00 p.m. to join her for this first look at…

What: Defiance 2050
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 23rd, 2018

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squid

This first beta seemed to be 95% vets, and 2050 landed with a resounding thud.

I didn’t see anyone who really hated it, but the dumbed-down 1-50 leveling, complex enhancement system (with a terrible UI), lack of weapon drops, and poor event scaling really killed any interest people might have had in 2050. Nobody I talked to thinks the changes made justify hyping it as a relaunch or new game. In any other game, this would be a quarterly patch. It’s a meaningful progression change, but there’s nothing new in this game.

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Sorenthaz

The main thing is that it’s the current-gen version. Which came way too flipping late but who knows, maybe Trion will sucker people in with it still.

What annoys me is that Trion is, as usual, fudging around with communication and not telling us wtf the end goal is or what it will look like at launch. We don’t even know if they’ll be able to add new areas to the map (without making it instanced BS) or what… and there’s no word on if the previous DLC content will be free (it was in beta though), or if we’ll finally get stuff like the gun-mounted vehicles that weren’t doable previously.

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squid

I really don’t expect anything that wasn’t in 1.0 to be in 2050 at ‘launch’. They just saw what Funcom did with SW:L and said “Hey, maybe we can cash in on that too.” Problem for Trion is that Funcom had a good game to do it with.

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Sorenthaz

Well. I do think it’s also so that they can double-dip by still supporting normal Defiance but also pursuing PS4/XB1 with 2050. Rather than just dropping support for PS3/360 players and whatnot.

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rocketskates69

“Problem for Trion is that Funcom had a good game to do it with.”

If this was true then SW would never have had to re launch, or even go from a buy to play to f2p.

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squid

*better

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Mewmew

If you played the original then you already know what 2050 is about. It’s the same game with negligible changes.

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Sorenthaz

Yeah, the big thing seems to just be that it’s the next-gen (or current gen) version of the game. Came SUPER late imo, but I guess if they can add more content to it over time (and make it more into the game that it should’ve been) then that’s a win?

Who knows, the game is launching in summer-ish so it’s possible there will be more changes coming and they just wanted to make sure nothing was utterly broken.

Also I guess a potential plus is that the DLC content won’t require purchase. But the progression might be worse to compensate (unless you pay money), who knows.

There’s just so little info about it and no indication as to wtf the end goal is before this game hits ‘launch’ state.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Having played original game I dont see much difference if any at all. Looks like another cheap low effort reboot in attempt to bring in more players

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Sorenthaz

It’s a relaunch mostly aimed at next gen consoles and designing systems to be around F2P from the start (rather than B2P which then transitioned into F2P). It’s pretty much what Secret World did except we don’t even really know what type of ‘new’ content 2050 might get.